Beginning October 21, this blog, Rain Trueax's Rainy Day Thoughts, will have a co-author-- painter and long-time friend, Diane Widler Wenzel. We have been sharing, encouraging, and discussing life for over 50 years. We don't always agree... I think this will be fun trip for us both. New posts will be on Saturdays and otherwise randomly as something of interest happens.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Yaquina Bay Estuary and River


When driving down to Newport, we often take the longer route through Toledo and down along the Yaquina River to the bay. In these photos, the wind was almost non-existent and the water like glass. We weren't the only ones enjoying the sun.





8 comments:

Annotated Margins said...

I love that longer drive through Toledo to Newport. I've never seen sea lions along that way, though. I'm gonna have to keep my eyes open! Great photographs.

Rain said...

The sea lions are in old Newport, down along the wharf. They are regulars. We usually finish that drive off with chowder at Mo's, the one that overlooks the bay.

robin andrea said...

I love seeing the sea lions. There was a pretty massive migration from San Francisco north to the Oregon coast back in December. Two-thousand regulars just "disappeared." I hope there's plenty of food for them. Sure is beautiful there.

Darlene said...

As usual, stunning photos. I love the one of the sea lions.

Anonymous said...

My friend and I were recently talking about the ubiquitousness of technology in our daily lives. Reading this post makes me think back to that discussion we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as technology further develops, the possibility of downloading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could see in my lifetime.

(Posted by NewPost for R4i Nintendo DS.)

Kay Dennison said...

These are fabulous photos!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Ah, a nice sunny day--and lots of wonderful photography opps to remember forever.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL! It all looks so Peaceful!
And those dear Sea Lions....The Afternoon Nap...Very Dear!